“I am the Alpha and Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
The Miriam Webster dictionary defines the word almighty as having absolute power over all. How much power can a tiny baby have? And this baby was bone to a poor carpenter one night in a barn! This is not exactly the kind of birth that makes people wonder!
One might say there is a power every baby has to woo even perfect strangers into baby talk and mesmerizing stares of wonder over every coo and giggle. But absolute power—that is another thing entirely.
Jesus had absolute power. Through the years of His ministry we see His power over sickness as He healed the ill and lame. He had power over evil, casting out spirits. Jesus had the power to elude captors. When those against Him tried to imprison or harm Jesus He slipped away…until His time had come. Ultimately Jesus had power over sin and death. He forgave the sins of some of the worst men, and then called them to be his disciples—His best friends on earth. When the time was right Jesus had the power to give up all of His rights as the Son of God and take upon Himself the sins of every man, woman and child. He died the most painful, shameful death so we may enter Heaven.
On one glorious morning Jesus destroyed the chains of death, rising from the dead and then ascending back to Heaven where He reigns in Sovereignty with His Father. There is no one greater, yet no one who loves us more than Jesus.
From the manger to the cross to eternal life in Heaven Jesus shows His absolute power.
I pray today you will feel the incredible love of our Sovereign Lord and share that love with those around you.